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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 08, 2019

Caroll Spinney: Sesame Street's Big Bird puppeteer dies
US puppeteer Caroll Spinney has died after a long career as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 08, 2019

Juice Wrld: US rapper dies aged 21 'after seizure at airport'
The rapper best known for viral hit Lucid Dreams reportedly suffered a seizure at a Chicago airport.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 07, 2019

Vienna opera house stages first opera by woman
Olga Neuwirth has written a new opera based on Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 07, 2019

Panipat: The Bollywood battle over an 18th Century war
Afghan film fans are up in arms after images of Bollywood's latest epic, Panipat, were released.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 07, 2019

Panipat: The Bollywood war over an 18th Century battle
Afghan film fans are up in arms after images of Bollywood's latest epic, Panipat, were released.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 07, 2019

Star Wars: The Leicestershire factory at the centre of a toy galaxy
The team of British toy-makers who created a galaxy in plastic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 07, 2019

Southend photographer hopes Essex Girls project will 'challenge stereotype'
Photographer Mark Massey says the project is part of a dialogue over identity with his daughters.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 07, 2019

Morpurgo's Christmas (fire) cracker
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the yuletide offering from children's author, Sir Michael Morpurgo.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 07, 2019

The Tiger Who Came To Tea: Judith Kerr story heads to TV
The Tiger Who Came To Tea heads for the small screen, 50 years after Judith Kerr's book was written.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 07, 2019

HMV faces the music in Christmas crunch test
Canadian Doug Putman rescued the UK music chain, but will the festive season make or break it?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 07, 2019

Girl, 15, charged after singer Katherine Jenkins mugged
Katherine Jenkins had been in London to perform at a carol concert when she was attacked.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2019

A Hollywood film based on 1875 Lan mining disaster is planned
Film-makers want to base a movie on the 1875 Lan Colliery disaster that inspired social change.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Messiah: Netflix trailer 'reveals spoiler' to Muslim viewers
The main twist in the upcoming show, Messiah, was obvious to many Muslim and Arabic-speakers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Robbie Williams hits number one and equals Elvis Presley's UK chart record
Robbie now has 13 solo number one albums to his name - level with the King.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2019

C3PO actor: 'I was left out of Star Wars publicity'
Anthony Daniels tells 5 Live he feels he wasn't treated the same as his Star Wars co-stars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Stars celebrate Avicii at emotional tribute concert
Rita Ora, Adam Lambert, David Guetta and Kygo play a show to memorialise the late Swedish DJ Avicii.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2019

David Beckham film on show at hospital he was born in
Sam Taylor-Johnson's artwork of David Beckham sleeping is on show in east London until March 2020.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2019

David Beckham film plays at hospital he was born in
Sam Taylor-Johnson's artwork of David Beckham sleeping is on show in east London until March 2020.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Soul singer Celeste wins Brits Rising Star award
After being tipped for success, the singer will get to perform at the 2020 Brit Awards in February.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2019

R. Kelly faces bribery charge over 1994 marriage to Aaliyah
The singer reportedly bribed an Illinois official to get a fake ID to marry teenage singer Aaliyah.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Simpsons star Harry Shearer: 'We're reliving the 1930s'
Harry Shearer has been a comedy star for decades - but describes himself as a "political animal".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Katherine Jenkins mugged after trying to help woman in street robbery
The opera singer, who was on her way to a carol concert in Chelsea, had come to the aid of an older woman.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Was this the original Fyre festival?
Today marks 50 years since the Altamont Festival, which became notorious for the wrong reasons.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Daddy Yankee, Stormzy and Billie Eilish are YouTube's most-watched of 2019
Stormzy's Vossi Bop topped the charts in the UK, but Latin Pop ruled around the world.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Royal Opera House and Met drop Vittorio Grigolo over 'aggressive behaviour'
Vittorio Grigolo admits there was "a brawl between colleagues" after a performance on tour in Japan.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2019

BBC to promote black and minority 'senior leaders'
The corporation's boss Tony Hall outlines the plan to place its "BAME talent" in top positions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Justin Timberlake says sorry to Jessica Biel for 'lapse in judgement'
The singer says "nothing happened" after he is pictured holding hands with a co-star.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Radio 1's first blind presenter 'excited to represent disabled community'
Lucy Edwards is one of 35 new guest presenters on Radio 1 and 1Xtra over the Christmas period.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2019

Spassky vs Fischer: How the chess battle became a theatre event
The drama of the renown 1972 chess championship and its complex characters comes to the stage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2019

How chess became a theatre event
The drama of the renown 1972 chess championship and its complex characters comes to the stage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2019

How Camila Cabello reinvented herself
A Cuban immigrant beset by crippling shyness and two left feet has become one of pop's biggest stars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2019

Camila Cabello: 'An absolute force of nature'
How a Cuban immigrant beset by crippling shyness and two left feet became one of pop's biggest stars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2019

Matt Baker to stand down as One Show presenter
Baker, who hosted for nine years, says he is looking forward to "being able to put my kids to bed".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2019

Christmas advert made for £100 stars two-year-old Arthur
The film follows Arthur setting up in the family hardware shop.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2019

No Time To Die: First trailer for new James Bond film debuts
No Time To Die, the 25th film in the series, will be Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2019

BBC apologises to Bernardine Evaristo for 'another author' ad lib
A BBC newsreader referred to Booker Prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo as 'another author'.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2019

Latitude Festival line-up: Liam Gallagher and Chemical Brothers to headline
The ex-Oasis frontman, Haim and the Chemical Brothers will headline the 2020 festival.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Are winners and losers out of fashion?
The Turner Prize's four-way split follows other recent examples of where awards have been shared.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Turner Prize 2019: Are award winners and losers going out of fashion?
The Turner Prize's four-way split follows other recent examples of where awards have been shared.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Turner Prize: The moment all four nominees win prestigious award
The four artists nominated for this year's art prize decided to share the award.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Turner Prize split four ways as nominees decide against a single winner
The artists urged judges not to pick a single winner, saying there is "so much that divides people".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Turner Prize 2019: Nominated artists ask judges not to pick a single winner
The four nominated artists will share this year's award, saying there should not be a single winner.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

7 talking points from the Black Widow trailer
A masked mystery villain, a peek inside The Red Room and the Red Guardian - but what does it all mean?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Black Widow: Seven talking points from the new trailer
A masked mystery villain, a peak inside The Red Room and the Red Guardian - but what does it all mean?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Cadet: Man pleads guilty to causing death of grime rapper
Cadet died in a crash on his way to a gig at Keele University in February.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Celeste: Who is BBC Music Introducing's Artist of the Year?
Get clued up on the Brighton-raised singer who the music industry says is destined for big things.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

In Pictures: The Fashion Awards 2019
Stars such as Rihanna and Lily James get their gladrags on, as Naomi Campbell is named fashion icon.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Ofcom will not investigate Channel 4 over ice sculptures complaint
The Conservative Party complained about its representation in the Channel 4 News Climate Debate.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Ofcom will not investigate Channel 4 over Tory ice sculpture complaint
The Conservative Party complained about its representation in the Channel 4 News Climate Debate.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Turner Prize: Who will win in 2019?
Investigative art, works that blur fact and fiction and pieces exploring oppression go head-to-head.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Comic Nish Kumar booed off stage at charity bash
A bread roll was thrown at The Mash Report star after his political jokes went down badly.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Louis van Amstel says teacher 'bullied his son for having two dads'
The teacher, who has been sacked, allegedly told the 11-year-old boy that "homosexuality is wrong".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Spotify reveals the decade's most-streamed songs, from Ariana Grande to Drake
Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Drake and Ariana Grande are among the most popular artists of the moment.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Spotify reveals the decade's most-streamed songs, from Drake to Ed Sheeran
Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Drake and Ariana Grande are all in there.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Mental As Anything singer Andrew ‘Greedy' Smith dies aged 63
Andrew "Greedy" Smith died of a heart attack while driving in Sydney.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2019

Ellie Goulding: 'I used alcohol to be more funny and interesting'
The singer says she turned to alcohol after struggling to cope with life in the spotlight.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

BBC pledges to improve portrayal of disabled people
The corporation promises a more "authentic and distinctive" representation on screen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

Two Nobel literature prize committee members quit
One gives her reason as the awarding of 2019 prize to controversial Austrian writer Peter Handke.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

A mother, a baby and a war zone - 'profoundly moving' documentary wins film awards
For Sama, about a young mother in the Syrian civil war, wins four British Independent Film Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

America's Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union's departure investigated
The US actors' union launches an investigation into the departure of Gabrielle Union.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

Gogglebox edits out comments about Alex Salmond
Remarks about the former SNP leader on Friday's episode were later removed for the catch-up version.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

Amazon's AI musical keyboard 'sounds terrible'
The device automatically elaborates on tunes played by keyboardists, using a variety of musical styles.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

Cineworld stabbing: Two arrested over Nottingham attack
A 20-year-old man was stabbed in a fight at the cinema in Nottingham.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

'Outstanding' conductor Mariss Jansons mourned
Tributes are paid to the Latvian maestro, who led orchestras including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

Shelley Morrison: Tributes after Will & Grace actress dies aged 83
Shelley Morrison played Rosario, the popular maid, in the US sitcom for seven years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

Nikki Lilly's won the Bafta Special Award
YouTuber Nikki Lilly's the youngest person to have been given the Bafta Special Award. The Special Award is the highest honour at the British Academy Film and Television Arts Children's Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2019

Turner prize town builds bridges through art
When a group of artists moved to town, they started a group for local children who were curious what they were doing.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2019

Chicken Shop Date: 'People who aren't white have to work harder to enter this space'
YouTuber Amelia Dimoldenberg talks to Newsbeat about confronting privilege and building a career in media.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2019

Jack Savoretti messages cancer girl Anna Drysdale
Anna Drysdale, 8, contracted osteosarcoma at five and says getting the singer's message was "amazing".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2019

The Grand Tour: Jeremy Clarkson show confronts climate change
Jeremy Clarkson explicitly acknowledges climate change in the latest special from The Grand Tour.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2019

General election 2019: Facebook bans Tory ad over BBC footage
The social media giant says the Tory video infringed the BBC's intellectual property rights.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2019

John Barrowman has 'big needles' put into neck after injury
The Doctor Who and Torchwood star had been rushed to a Bristol hospital with a "severe neck injury".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2019

First Time play about contracting HIV to get London premiere
Nathaniel Hall says his play First Time, which is about his life with HIV, has inspired others.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2019

Irving Burgie: Songwriter of calypso hit Day-O dies aged 95
Irving Burgie helped to popularise Caribbean music, selling more than 100 million records worldwide.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2019

X Factor: Megan McKenna wins first celebrity series
The ex-Towie star says she's "living her dream" after beating Jenny Ryan, V5 and Max and Harvey.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2019

Cambodia's first gay dance company
Khmer dance is being given new meaning by the LGBT community in Cambodia.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2019

John Barrowman: Shows cancelled due to 'severe neck injury'
The Doctor Who star has cancelled shows at the start of a UK tour after being rushed to hospital.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2019

Hamilton star Giles Terera says bar 'refused black actors entry'
Aint Nothin But... blues bar in London denies the claim and says some of the group didn't have ID.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash 'to set Amazon on fire'
The Hollywood actor dismisses Jair Bolsonaro's claim he "gave money to set the Amazon on fire".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2019

Elvis: Sir Tom Jones was the one artist he 'truly called a friend'
Elvis Presley's lifelong friend describes how Sir Tom Jones became an important figure to the star.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2019

How a contestant was failed in Big Brother sex assault case
Carlota Prado had no memory of what had happened until she was shown it in the diary room.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2019

Coldplay beat Robbie Williams to UK number one album
The band fend off competition from Williams to score their eighth consecutive UK number one album.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2019

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker: Dying fan gets early screening
The patient said he felt like he had "won a million pounds" after Disney couriered the movie to him.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2019

Stormzy stopped Jay-Z rapping on an Ed Sheeran song
Stormzy turned down a verse from his "number one hero inspiration" because it felt wrong.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2019

General election 2019: Row over Boris Johnson debate 'empty chair'
Conservatives say Channel 4 broke impartiality rules while Labour claims the PM is "hiding from scrutiny".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2019

Rise of comic book piracy 'a real problem'
Comic book creators search for ways to combat the rise of illegal digital sharing of their work.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2019

Greta Thunberg's 'urgent' book earns Waterstones author award
Waterstones names the 16-year-old climate activist its author of the year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2019

K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced for rape
Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong Hun are found guilty of gang raping unconscious drunk women.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Wolf of Wall Street show: Step into Jordan Belfort's world
The immersive show where the audience is invited into the tangled world of the infamous stockbroker.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Elizabeth I revealed as secret scribe of historic manuscript
A historian pieces together clues to establish the author of the work at Lambeth Palace.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Star Wars: Dying fan to get early screening, Bob Iger confirms
The decision to enable the patient to watch the latest Star Wars film was confirmed by Disney's CEO.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Supergirl's Melissa Benoist opens up about 'abusive relationship'
Melissa Benoist says she hopes speaking out will "help prevent more stories" like hers from happening.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Tame Impala scrambled to save album from wildfire
Kevin Parker reveals how he saved his new album recordings from burning in the California wildfires.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Gary Rhodes died from head injury, family confirms
His family released a statement about the celebrity chef's death "to end painful speculation."

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

How did John Boyega's Star Wars script end up on eBay?
A careless actor and a rogue cleaner almost spelt disaster for the blockbuster sci-fi franchise.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Madonna cancels shows amid 'overwhelming pain'
The star scraps three concerts in Boston on doctor's orders.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Pussycat Dolls: How 'the stars aligned' for a reunion
The group are reuniting for a string of UK live dates - but Melody isn't taking part.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Blue Story: Vue boss plans to rescreen banned film
Vue is looking at "beefing up security" to bring Blue Story back to its screens, the chain's boss says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2019

Vue boss Tim Richards says banned Blue Story film could return
Tim Richards, CEO of Vue Cinemas, says the banned film Blue Story may return to its screens.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 27, 2019

Massive Attack push for environmentally friendly gigs
Scientists team up with group Massive Attack to create blueprint that will 'transform the music industry'.

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